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Lightning Strike Culprit Of Fire At Mitchell Home
Updated May 1, 2017 7:10 AM | Filed under: Fire
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(MITCHELL) - Lightning striking a roof of rental home at 412 South Sixth Street in Mitchell on Friday night sparked a fire.

Mitchell and Marion VFDs and an AMR ambulance crews responded to the blaze at 11:12 p.m.

According to Mitchell VFD Assistant Chief Fred Cassidy, a neighbor saw the fire and knocked on the door alerting the two residents inside.

Witnesses at the scene saw a flash of lightning, heard a loud bang and then saw smoke coming from the roof of the home.

Assistant Chief Fred Cassidy says the fire damaged an attached garage and back porch.

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